1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 from North America
I have stopped dreaming about any other car, that says it all. The quest is over for me!
Needed a top end rebuild, which I had done this year.
Brake pads replaced.
Bought her in early 2011 before prices rose dramatically. For me this is the ultimate driving machine that is not hindered by technology, relying on the driver, giving more feel and control and joy than I have experienced with any other car. The sound of the aircooled engine is marvelous, the handling is wonderful and the car is a joy to drive... takes ten years off my age every time I drive. I wish I could have been in the position to have an aircooled 911 when I was younger, now that I realize what I was missing.
The cost of maintenance has been very low. Oil changes, a belt, and that has been it. The top end rebuild was about $6500, with another couple of thousand to replace motor mounts, head studs and anything that could be done, even though not needed, while the engine was out. Total was about $10,000, but bear in mind I have a car in top condition that will increase in value by the amount of the work done.
I love this car more and wouldn't trade it, or want for anything else.
Do lots of research, invest in a professional, credible pre purchase inspection and buy one... you will never regret it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 2015